June 6, 2017

VUMC in the news

A roundup of a few recent stories from the press about Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Robert Siegel, senior host of “All Things Considered” on NPR, and senior producer Andrea Hsu visited VUMC to learn about research on the associations between rhythm and grammar. Reyna Gordon, Ph.D., assistant professor of Otolaryngology and director of the Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology, was interviewed about her research. The piece aired on last Thursday’s broadcast.

Reuters moved a story about research into sensory and diet therapies for autism. The study concluded there is little evidence to support either approach. The piece quotes Amy Weitlauf, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, and Zachary Warren, Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatrics. The story was also picked up by Forbes.

A Stat piece about alternatives to opioid use for pain relief — and how these alternatives, such as biofeedback and meditation, can be quite expensive — quotes Tracy Jackson, M.D., assistant professor of Anesthesiology.

A USA Today story about rising teen suicide rates, and the role that schools and the internet may play, quotes Gregory Plemmons, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics.

WPLN Nashville Public Radio broadcast a story about the new app introduced by LifeFlight. The piece quotes Kevin Nooner, LifeFlight’s program director.

WTVF News Channel 5   interviewed William Petrie, M.D., professor of (Geriatric) Psychiatry, about working through the highs and lows of being a Predators fan.  How do fans cope with losses, and how should they celebrate properly without going overboard.